Miang Kham (Mieng Kam) — This recipe requires a great deal of preparation time, but it's well worth it - especially if you've eaten a tasty miang kham before and have a craving. There's nothing like it. The blend of coconut, ginger, fresh bitter leaves, peanut, lime and chile is a fantastic flavor and one that goes very well with the American palate.
Miang Kum — Miang Kum is an appetizer of sorts. It is commonly enjoyed as a snack, or as a complement to beer. (Any beverage will do.) Miang Kum is normally served on a large platter, with several items, all separated
Mu Yang Takrai (BBQ Pork with Lemon Grass - Thai) — This is essentially a hawker food: meat (usually pork) is threaded on skewers or satay sticks and cooked over a charcoal brazier, and then served along with a dipping sauce in a small plastic bag.
— In this traditional Thai dish mushrooms are the meat, seasoned and spiced with lots of fresh mint and red pepper, for a satisfying eating experience.In this traditional Thai dish mushrooms are the meat, seasoned and spiced with lots of fresh mint and red pepper, for a satisfying eating experience.
Nua Yang Nam Tok (Waterfall Beef) — In Thai nua is beef, yang means broiled (over a charcoal burner), and nam tok is a waterfall. The name comes from the sound the juices dripping from the beef onto the open charcoal brazier.
Pad See You (Thai Soy Sauce Noodles) — This is a delicious stir-fried Thai noodle dish. It is basically noodles stir-fried with soy sauce - sounds kind of plain, but it is truly delicious.
Pad Si-iew (Sweet Soya Beef - Thai) — Si-iew (pronounced approximately "see yew") is the name for sweet dark soy sauce in the dominant local Chinese dialect. Pad si-iew is a favorite lunch dish, a Thai version of fast food (and if you are on a diet and omit the coconut milk, not as fattening as a beefburger!)
Panang Curry — Panang Curry is a popular favorite at many Thai restaurants. It is usually made with beef, but either chicken or pork can be substituted. Thai curries are typically a meal in themselves, but it is not uncommon to eat curry alongside your other favorite Thai dishes.
Pineapple Fried Rice - Thai — This is an all-around favorite. You will find this dish on almost every Thai restaurant's menu. It is also fun to make, because you can actually serve in the pineapple!
Pineapple Salad — This salad is drenched with the sweet-salty flavor for which Thailand is famous.
Pla Kapong Kimao (Deep Fried Fish with Garlic Sauce - Thai) — In Thai "kimao" means drunk. However unlike the Chinese "drunken" dishes, which are marinated in alcohol, Thai "kimao" dishes are eaten by drunks - i.e. they are traditional bar food. Sometimes, like this one, they are believed to "put a lining on your stomach" to allow you to drink more.